Restaurant Week 2015: Salt Grill & Sky Bar @ Ion Orchard

This was my first time at Salt Grill & Sky Bar @ Ion Orchard. To get to this restaurant, you need to proceed to their reception counter at level 4, which is opposite Haagen Dazs and Janice Wong. There, they will guide you to a special lift, which takes you directly up to level 55 where the restaurant is.

Since this is a star restaurant, instead of the usual $35++, the dinner set cost $55++.

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Restaurant Week 2015: Latteria Mozzarella Bar @ Duxton Hill

With a name like Latteria Mozzarella Bar, I expected mozzarella to be a central ingredient in every dish, kind of like Mad for Garlic. However, the namesake was only evident in the first course.

The restaurant is located in a picturesque lane, lined with trees and colourful shophouses. I can imagine people coming here to take their #ootd shots. I can also see why people call Singapore ‘A Garden City’.

You can opt for indoor or outdoor seating. Given the extremely hot and humid weather, we decided to sit indoors.

When we requested to sit near the windows, we were told that the four seaters were reserved for parties of four. However, all but one of the four seaters along the row were given to couples.

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Restaurant Week 2015: Indocafe–The White House @ Scotts Road

Indocafe has been on my watchlist for the longest time. The iconic black and white colonial structure is steeped richly in its Peranakan culture. Other than being known for its Peranakan dishes, Indocafe has a wonderful collection of Peranakan art. The set dinner here cost $35++ per person.

I was pleasantly surprised to be led to a private room, which was beautifully decorated with Peranakan artifacts.

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Restaurant Week 2015: Match Restaurant and Lounge @ Pan Pacific Hotel

We went for the $35++ three course dinner menu at Match Restaurant and Lounge at Pan Pacific Hotel. Initially the reservation email stated that it was at Marina Square, however my dad googled it and found out that it was located outside Pan Pacific Hotel.

Match Restaurant, an American steakhouse, took over the former location of Royal Room. The restaurant has a slinky and contemporary bistro feel with it comfy tufted chairs and turned down lights. Please pardon the pictures as the lighting was quite bad.

Smoked White Corn Chowder with duck liver croustade and chives. Thoroughly enjoyed how they jazzed up a normal chowder by exposing it to smoke.

Norwegian Salmon Crudo. Avocados, dill, rice crackers and lemon oil. A tad too fishy for me, but the rest of my family seemed fine with it. I can never take fish with this fishy odour, as it kinds of detract the attention from the eating experience.

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Singapore Restaurant Week Overview (October 2014)

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If you have been following my Instagram (@qiuuing), you will know that I had been very busy hopping from one restaurant to the next the whole of last week because it was Restaurant Week here in Singapore. This is definitely my favourite time of the year as it is an excuse for me to try as many restaurants as possible!

Here are the restaurants I have tried this time around:

1. Gaia Ristorante & Bar

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The thing that really impresses me about Gaia is their awesome service. They are very accommodating and the staff is extremely attentive. I must admit that for the both times I have visited Gaia, the main courses did not blow me away. However, it still remains one of my favourite restaurants to go to because of its ambiance. In addition, their appetisers and desserts are well executed, and they do take care with their presentation.

 

Gaia Ristorante & Bar
Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road,
Singapore 228221
Tel: 6735 9937
Opening Hours: 
Lunch: Monday to Friday, 1200-1430 hrs (Mon-Fri)
Dinner: Monday to Saturday & Public Holidays, 1830- 2230hrs

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